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Fluctuations in the relative humidity and other environmental conditions in the room where the piano is located can result in movement of the wood components which can affect the tuning of the entire piano - not just one key (although some are affected more than others). Some movement of the wood is unavoidable and all pianos will go out of tune to one ...


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A single key getting out of tune with itself, where that keys' strings stop being perfectly in tune, is precisely what makes a piano sound bad (to my ear at least) and is certainly common since it would be weirder if all 3 strings on each key did go out of tune at exactly the same rate. You can easily tell by playing single keys, if any sound out of tune ...


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I have just started to make custom electric guitars after my ex-wife kept buying me crappy guitars from HSN to make up for pawning my Gibson! I did a lot of research on wood and on the different shapes of the guitar. Here is what I know: The most important factor in producing quality sound with an electric guitar is its weight and density, along with the ...


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Older works keep older instruments in use among professionals and amateurs. You may not have any visibility of the early music community, but there are quite a lot of us and we're out there playing recorders, viols, baroque flutes and oboes, baroque violins, harpsichords, clavichords, hurdy gurdies, musette du cour, rauschpfifes, racketts, shawms, sackbuts, ...


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I don't understand your example: I would consider the C clarinet the least common one and B♭ by far the most common one. With transposing instruments switching to a different instrument is more difficult, since you either have to rely on the musician to transpose mentally or need a new edition of his or her part. I consider the answer to have two parts: ...


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I've looked through the Finale 2014 included plugins and I don't see anything that does what you want. If it's something you need to do 100's or 1000's of times then it might be worth exploring FinaleScript to try and automate the process. Otherwise your best bet is to learn the speedy entry tool and modify the melody by hand.


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What makes this complicated is that different brands of mouthpiece makers use different labeling methods for these characteristics. Generally speaking though, you can make the following deductions: Tip Opening: This is the distance from the tip of the reed to the tip of the mouthpiece (when a reed is in place). The wider the tip opening (or higher the ...


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Basically, anything you can do, Finale can do. If you understand music theory and composition well enough to reduce and simplify a melody yourself, then you can use Finale to help make that happen. There is no known "auto-simplify" plugin for Finale. Finale has a score reduction plugin that is laughable, but apart from that, the other plugins are ...



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